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Training for Sports – Tennis

To celebrate the upcoming Olympic games Zen to Fitness is doing a training for sports series. First up is tennis – as a key Olympic sport it seems fitting to run over some specific training for the readers who play tennis. Saying this the exercises and tips in this post can benefit everyone. Tennis like most sports requires agility, multi-directional movement, spacial awareness and co-ordination. It also requires good hip mobility, and a certain level of upper body strength.
In terms of cardiovascular fitness tennis requires a lot of stop/start training. The constant short bursts of pace combined with hitting the ball can really rise the heart rate but the nature of the sport allows for breaks to get things calmed down again….